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    The Liberties of Liberty

    In honor of the upcoming Election Day, it seemed like a fitting time to reflect on what our liberties really mean to us.  The official definition of liberty includes the [...]
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    A Midsummer Night’s Adriatic Dream

    I once dreamt of a mystical place where a medieval village nested upon an enchanted fjord hidden from the world by a series of majestically jagged mountains.  This kingdom, [...]
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    Love at the Bottom of the Sea

    Many of us recognize that the special bond between a father and his daughter is an irreplaceable force that nothing in the universe can break.  Whether he is proudly [...]
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    Puglia: The Far Side of the Boot

    Seekers of all things Italian often have an inevitable tendency to focus their admiration on the country’s usual suspects:  Tuscany, Northern Italy, Amalfi Coast, and even [...]
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    My Visit to Marchesi di Barolo

    On a warm summer day in July, I found myself driving through Italy’s Piedmont wine region and stopped by the beautiful village of Barolo. Mesmerizing with its continuous [...]
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    Grower Champagne Anyone?

    Last Monday happened to be one my favorite days of the year.  Why, you ask?  Well, it just so happened to be the annual Grower-Producer Champagne event from Terry Theise [...]
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    German Love

    As my tribute to the inexplicably mesmerizing wines of Deutschland, this article is titled after the song “German Love” by one of my all-time favorite indie bands, [...]
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    Get Lost

      Security and uniformity are the enemies of growth and enlightenment.  People are all victims of their own insecurities, so don’t let others impact how you feel [...]
In the spotlight

Top 12 Spirits to Countdown 2015

by juju in Wine Reviews

As published in Drink Me Magazine With winter waving at us with its chilly fingers, it’s the time of year to sit by a fireplace while sipping on a cozy cocktail. From the [...]

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Wine & Spirit Features

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    Tannat: A Friend with Healthy Benefits

    April 16, 2013 // 4 Comments

    Now here is a grape you may have never encountered before.  But don ’t worry, it’s not because you’ve been living under a rock.  Because these wines are so far under [...]
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    To Dosage or Not to Dosage?

    January 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

    So just what in the hell is dosage?  Technically speaking, it’s the final addition to sparkling wine that’s composed of a mixture of cane sugar syrup and wine – thus [...]
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    Bermet: A Serbian Treat

    September 5, 2012 // 2 Comments

    Sophisticated in style yet luscious to the touch, Bermet is a fabulous sweet wine nestled within the limits of Serbia.  Typically boozed up with between 16-18% alcohol, [...]

Stories from Abroad

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    Taroko National Park: A Photo Essay

    November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

        A magical place where a bridge connects you to the true spirit of you.   Where mighty gates greet your arrival: a moment of awe.   Such serenity [...]
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    A Midsummer Night’s Adriatic Dream

    August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

    I once dreamt of a mystical place where a medieval village nested upon an enchanted fjord hidden from the world by a series of majestically jagged mountains.  This kingdom, [...]
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    Get Lost

    May 13, 2014 // 4 Comments

      Security and uniformity are the enemies of growth and enlightenment.  People are all victims of their own insecurities, so don’t let others impact how you feel [...]
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    ‘Taro’ and the Indigenous World

    April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

    This video clip for ‘Taro’ by Alt-J displays an inspiring montage of scenes from the 1988 film “Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation.”  For those who aren’t [...]

A Day in the Life

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    The Liberties of Liberty

    October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

    In honor of the upcoming Election Day, it seemed like a fitting time to reflect on what our liberties really mean to us.  The official definition of liberty includes the [...]
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    A Classic Journey

    September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

    For my current excursion through Thailand I decided to bring along an old friend.  This friend is complex, edgy, compulsive, and ultimately illuminating.  He goes by the [...]

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